Fish On! With Denver's Mississippi River Guide Service!

Mississippi River & St. Croix River Fishing Guide Denver McKinnon. Over 38 years of experience!

Denver has been fishing the Mississippi River system for over 38 years. With a lot of experience on the river, Denver feels that guiding is the best way to pass on the Mississippi River and St. Croix river knowledge he has gained over the years.

Whether interested in bring home fish for dinner or looking for a trophy, Denver will do his best to provide you with a happy and exciting day. You can choose the target species between Walleyes, Sauger, and Crappie. The techniques you learn with Denver will help you when you are out on your own on the Mississippi River and St. Croix River. Denver guides on the Pool 2 (St. Paul), Pool 3 (Hastings), and Pool 4 (Red Wing) of the Mississipi River. He also guides on the St. Croix from Hudson all the down to Hastings. Book a trip today with Denver's guide Service, and let your Mississippi or St. Croix River fishing adventure begin!

Check out Denver's recent Mississippi River fishing reports. He adds a report almost each time he is out, so check back often to see what the fish are up to! Also, take a look at his Mississippi River trip logs to see stories from his client trips and testimonials!

"Thanks again so much for a great day fishing. My dad and I had a great time. Good luck with the softball in Mankato and drive safe." - Matt (Red Wing trip 09/23/11)

Fall time changes

Over the last week there have been several changes not only to the bite but to the condition of the river system.  We have had high flow and now it's dwindled down to about summer late summer time levels.  One thing that will help with is the water temperature dropping a little quicker.  Example last week the river temperature was 71 degrees and now this week I have seen areas at 61 degrees.  

Monday the 28 th I had three gentlemen that I had taken out earlier this year.  Nate, Dennis, and Brett.  We fished two techniques today and they both produced walleye and saugers. we fished in water depths that ranged from 6 to 14 feet both dragging jigs and trolling cranks.  Guys it was a great time on the water with you again I'm glad you really enjoy fishing on the river it's a great place to be.  Hopefully the information I gave you will help you with your catch ratio on pool 2.  See you gentlemen next year.  

On Tuesday I met Rick on the lower end of the pool for some perch fishing. Although we did not get the 15 in hers I was hoping for we caught gobs of the eaters for the frying pan.  Wow it was nice to have a change of pace from walleye fishing.  Great time Rick I will catch you later in the month. 

The river has dropped to 2.7 feet and the flow has also dropped to 12000 cfps.  The water clarity is very good at this moment. There is ample shad on the move into the channel areas. Follow them and you should be able to catch a few for the frying pan.  

Good luck out there guys and gals !!!!!!

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